Technology Student Association

About Us

Learning to Live in a Technical World

TSA chapters take the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) beyond the classroom and give students the chance to pursue academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests.

Together, chapter members work on competitive events, attend conferences on the state and national levels and have a good time raising funds to get there. Chapter organization develops leadership, as members may become officers within their state and then run nationally.

Our chapters are committed to a national service project and are among the most service-oriented groups in the community.

To Start A TSA Chapter

All that is needed is a motivated teacher and an eager group of students. An expensive array of high-tech equipment is not necessary. Just call 703-860-9000 or click on Join TSA for more information.

Interested in starting a chapter?

Check out the Membership FAQ and Affiliate Online at our national website.

Questions?

We’d love to speak with you! Please contact us using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Competitions

Imagine an activity so captivating that your students spend hours working on it after school for weeks at a time. That’s what happens when TSA members engage in TSA’s competitions. Only TSA members have the opportunity to compete at exciting state conferences and then at the annual National Conference.

Expert judging by technology educators and industry representatives inspires the best from participants. Members are rewarded not only with medals or trophies, but also with memories of the camaraderie and the challenge of a TSA Conference.

Curriculum Integration Meeting STEM Criteria Through TSA

Education directives at the federal and state levels focus on providing avenues for initiatives such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. TSA helps teachers meet the criteria for STEM education goals through exciting programs that include technology activities, competitions, leadership and teamwork for students.

In addition, all TSA activities are correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy, as set forth by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). Teachers can use TSA’s activities during the school day in their classroom and extend the learning beyond the classroom through a TSA chapter.

Middle School and High School Level

Students can work individually or as a team in such areas as agriculture and biotechnology, website design, dragster design, flight challenge, film technology, CAD with 3D modeling, desktop publishing, extemporaneous speaking radio controlled transportation or scientific visualization.

A more complete listing of our Middle School Competitive Events and High School Competitive Events can be found at our national website.

Interested in starting a chapter?

Check out the Membership FAQ and Affiliate Online at our national website.

Need more info?

Learn more about TSA at our national website.

 

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Virginia TSA
P.O. Box 9045
Petersburg, VA 23806
Office: (804) 524-5549
Fax: (804) 524-5757
StateAdvisor@VirginiaTSA.org